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No place like home? Phoenix-area stores, restaurants open on Christmas Day

Dec 22, 2016, 3:02 PM | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 12:49 pm
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For some, Christmas Day is a special day filled with gifts and treats and celebration — but for others, it’s simply Dec. 25.

(Flickr/Wesley Fryer)

(Flickr/Wesley Fryer)

Most places are closed on Christmas, including work, school, banks and most restaurants and shops, and it can be hard for those who do not celebrate to find something to do.

You may also want to enjoy time out of the house after celebrating the holiday with family and friends, so where do you go after the festivities end?

There is always the tradition of movies and Chinese food for many people, but there are many other restaurants and stores open on Christmas Day. Check out our definitive list with help from RestaurantNews.com.

Some locations may have different times of operation, so make sure to call ahead before making the trek.

  • Albertson’s – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Applebee’s – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Boston Market – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Buca di Beppo – Opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Chart House – Opens at 4:30 p.m. for dinner and closes at 9 p.m.
  • Chompie’s – Opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.; Tempe location closes at 3 p.m.
  • Claim Jumper – Hours vary per participating locations
  • CVS Pharmacy – Hours vary per participating locations; MinuteClinic open at various locations
  • Del Taco – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Denny’s – Open 24 hours
  • Domino’s Pizza – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Family Dollar – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Fogo de Chao – Open 12 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m.
  • Golden Corral – Hours vary per participating locations
  • IHOP – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Hours vary per participating locations
  • McDonald’s – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Kitchen and bar open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • Old Country Buffet – Open 11 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
  • Ra Sushi – Opens at 3 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m.
  • Roy’s – Opens at 12 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Opens at 12 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m.
  • SanTan Brewing Company – Opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m.; Full menu served until 10 p.m.
  • Sizzler – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Starbucks Coffee – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Village Inn – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Waffle House – Hours vary per participating locations
  • Walgreen’s – Hours vary per participating locations

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No place like home? Phoenix-area stores, restaurants open on Christmas Day